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    Griesser's Alex von Weissenbrunnen

    May 16, 1923
    AKC 390407
    Black, Tan Markings
    Breeder: Conrad Griesser, Springfield IL

    Notes: COI 28.22%

    Alex vom Weissen Brunnen
    April 16, 1921
    AKC 359441 / SZ 114922
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Chlodwig von der Mainhoehe

    July 12, 1919
    AKC 365163 / SZ 74429 (Mainhöhe)
    Black, Light Tan

    Faust vom Assebach
    March 3, 1914
    SZ 54618
    Grey, Brindle

    Agathe von der Mainhohe (Mainhöhe)
    February 21, 1918
    AKC 296665 / SZ 66889

    Helga von der Moltkewarte
    October 7, 1919
    AKC 371506 (Import)
    Wolf Grey

    Bodo vom Inselsberg

    August 6, 1913
    SZ 48918
    Black, Tan Markings

    Muschy (Taatz)
    PH KrH

    October 6, 1913
    SZ 86592
    Grey, Black Mask

    Cilly von der Warnabenburg
    August 31, 1921
    AKC 388236 (Import)
    Wolf Grey

    Dobber von der Peterstirn
    May 18, 1917
    SZ 65318
    Black, Grey Markings

    Diethelm von Riedekenburg
    January 9, 1914
    SZ 53904
    Black, Tan

    Inge vom Birkenfeld
    October 24, 1913
    SZ 50754
    Black, Grey

    Lotte Petersen
    April 15, 1918
    AKC 334032 (Import)
    Wolf Grey

    Sigurd von Königsworth
    March 20, 1908
    SZ 6363
    Grey, Tan, Dingy

    Fanny von Mecklenburg
    August 23, 1909
    SZ 8432
    Dark Grey. Brindle

    Legend for German Shepherd Gene Study
      White Carrier
      Black Carrier

    The German Shepherd Gene Study tracks the recessive "masking" white and recessive black genes forward through the generations.

    Genes come in different varieties, called alleles. Somatic cells contain two alleles for every gene, with one allele provided by each parent. Often, it is impossible to determine which two alleles of a gene are present within an dog's chromosomes based solely on the outward appearance of that dog. However, an allele that is hidden, or not expressed by, can still be passed on to that dog's offspring and expressed in a later generation.

    German Shepherds can carry one or both of the recessive white "masking" and/or the recessive black gene.

    (A masking gene masks the real color and pattern of the dog. The only way the gene can be expressed in some of the offspring is if both parents carry it. For example, when a white dog is bred to a non-white dog that does not carry the white gene, none of the offspring will express the white coat but they will be carriers of the white gene. If those offspring are bred to a white, some of their offspring will express the white coat color. White bred to white will always produce white offspring.)

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